Sir Neil Cossons, OBE FSA FMA
Neil Cossons was Chairman of English Heritage from 2000 to 2007, where he headed the working group set up to review the management of England’s historic environment. The findings were published in Power of Place which, with the government’s response, Force for our Future, set the agenda for the modernisation of heritage protection and management. Neil Cossons was one of the pioneers of industrial archaeology in the 1960s and instigator in 1973 of the First International Congress on the Conservation of Industrial Monuments, which developed into TICCIH. He was the first Director of the Ironbridge Gorge Museum, from 1971, Director of the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, and for fourteen years Director of the Science Museum, London – the National Museum of Science & Industry. He has published and broadcast widely on industrial archaeology, conservation and heritage management and was general editor of the 8-volume series, England’s Landscape, published in 2006.
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Ms Deborah Boden, Post Grad Dip Mus Studies
Deborah Boden started her career in cultural services management in 1986 with Leicestershire County Council, moving to Essex County Council as the County Museum Development Officer. In 2001, she took up the post of Deputy Head of Bristol City Museums and Art Gallery. In 2003, Deborah joined Cornwall County Council’s Historic Environment Service as Co-ordinator of the Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape World Heritage Site bid. She led the team that prepared the WHS nomination and drafted the accompanying Management Plan which she now implements and monitors. One of the key policy areas covered by this plan is marketing the World Heritage Site to new target markets that are consistent with regional and national tourism strategies.
Gerald T. Takano, BA, B.Arch, A.I.A., M.ICOMOS
Mr. Gerald Takano is President and Principal of TBA West, Inc., a West Coast USA-based architectural firm affiliated with TBA Architects, Inc., located in greater Boston, Massachusetts. The primary focus of the firm is historic preservation. In addition to over 12 years experience as an architectural planner and designer, Mr. Takano has worked with communities to build an understanding and appreciation of diversity and the built environment. He is familiar with issues pertinent to governmental entities, numerous non-profit organizations and the private sector on projects involving architectural planning, design and history. He was born in Hawaii and now resides in San Francisco.
Simon R. Molesworth AM, QC, BA, LL.B, LFEIANZ, FAICD, FAIM, FVPELA, PIA (Hon.F.), C.Env.P., M.ICOMOS
Simon Molesworth is chairman of the Executive Committee of the International National Trusts Organisation. From 1980 to 2005, Simon was a councillor of the National Trust of Australia (Victoria), having been its honorary chairman and then president for almost 20 years. He was a board member of the Australian Council of National Trusts and was its chairman from 2001 to 2006. He was a Commissioner of the Australian Heritage Commission for 5 years from 1987. Practising as a barrister, he specialises in environmental, planning, heritage and natural resource law. His family are fifth generation pastoralists, with the Molesworth Pastoral Company and the firm Molesworth & Ware Pastoral owning stations from the early 1870s in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria.
Professor Peter Spearritt, BA (Hons) Syd, PhD (ANU), M.ICOMOS
Peter Spearritt is a devotee of places. He is fascinated about how places market themselves and his paper will examine the marketing of Broken Hill over the last hundred years. His books include Sydney’s Century: a history (UNSWP; 2000), Holiday Business: Tourism in Australia since 1870 (MUP; 2000) and Electrifying Sydney (EnergyAustralia; 2004). With colleagues at the University of Queensland, he has recently completed the website queenslandplaces.com.au, a guide to the 1100 cities, towns, villages and suburbs that can be found in that state.
Panel Session Chair – Professor Sharon Sullivan AO
Theo Hooy, Asst Sec, Historic Heritage, Department Water, Heritage and the Arts
Peter Oldsen (City of Broken Hill)
Professor Ian Plimer, BSc, PhD
Prof Richard Mackay, AM BA (Hons), MBA, IMC, MAACI, M.ICOMOS
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